Sunday, August 1

Book Review: Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Title: Midnight Sun
(The Twilight Saga #5)
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, YA
Format: ebook
Pages: 658
Published: August 3rd 2020
Where I Got It: Borrow from library

When Edward Cullen and Bella Swan met in Twilight, an iconic love story was born. But until now, fans have heard only Bella's side of the story. At last, readers can experience Edward's version in the long-awaited companion novel, Midnight Sun.

This unforgettable tale as told through Edward's eyes takes on a new and decidedly dark twist. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced in all his years as a vampire. As we learn more fascinating details about Edward's past and the complexity of his inner thoughts, we understand why this is the defining struggle of his life. How can he justify following his heart if it means leading Bella into danger?

This series has been my guilty pleasure since 2005 when the book was first published. My friend shoved it in my hands and said I had to read it. And I was hooked. Finally decided to read this after I seen it being promoted at my library. 

We all know the tale of Bella and Edward and how they met and so forth. However, in this we get to see the tale through Edward's eyes. Meeting Bella is both the most unnerving and intriguing event he has experienced. We get to learn more about Edward's past, his inner thoughts, his family, and why he struggled so much. 

Honestly....this was good. I liked it better than book 1 in Bella's POV. It was so interesting to learn more about not only Edward but his family. We get to see some of their inner thoughts since he is a mind-reader...literally. We get to see the thoughts of side characters like bitchy Jessica. We do get to see the struggle Edward had to go through to keep his vampiric monster at bay. 

This was LONG though. SUPER long. A lot of it was inner monologue which I found interesting, but this could've been slimmed down a hair. Maybe just 500 pages. It got a hair repetitive and long-winded in some parts. 

Other than that I was hooked. It was like a fine wine and I took my time with it. I couldn't non-stop read it. I took my time because it was fascinating seeing everything in his eyes. 

In the end, if you liked the Twilight books, you'll like this. Heck, even if you hated Bella so many people you'll see her and the characters in a whole different light and I can appreciate her more now. I'm curious to see if the author does New Moon now. I want to know what he was going through!! I'll give this 3 stars. Good, but needed to be slimmed down just a hair. 



Blodeuedd said...

Maybe in the olden days, but now, nah

Melliane said...

I confess that I was never a fan of her novels...

Carole Rae said...

B, hahaha I thought so too but I couldn't resist.

Melliane, she is love or hate type of author I find!